Compare 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2002 Lotus Esprit

2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2002 Lotus Esprit
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2-Door Convertible Cloth Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible Manual Cloth 23 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual SE 23 28 $23,762 $25,755
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 15 23 N/A $88,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,640
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,280
$88,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$1475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 49.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 95.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
155.7 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
48.4 45.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.90 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 34.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR15 P235/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR15 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2429 3043
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbo Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 295 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 350 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23 *Est*
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 15 *Est*
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.546
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 2.059
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.889
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.037
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 3.364
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.381
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.756
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Lotus Esprit
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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